The “Doctor Who” Christmas special put up decent ratings for BBC America on Sunday, although it was down a little from the 2015 special.

The episode, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” earned a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.14 million viewers. Both numbers are way above a typical night for BBC America, but they’re off a little from the 0.5 and 1.24 million viewers for last year’s outing.

The NFL Network dominated the Christmas cable ratings with its afternoon telecast of the Ravens-Steelers game, which drew a 4.5 in adults 18-49 and 14.77 million viewers. The “24 Hours of A Christmas Story” marathon on TBS and TNT claimed eight spots in the Top 20.

Top 100 cable shows in adults 18-49 for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 4:30 PM 14,772 4.5
TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 7:38 PM 8,878 3.0
TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 4,726 1.4
NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 12:00 PM 3,687 1.4
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBS NETWORK 10:00 AM 2,476 1.0
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBS NETWORK 12:00 PM 2,413 0.9
FOOTBALL LIFE NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 2,715 0.9
24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 10:00 AM 2,452 0.9
24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 12:00 PM 2,271 0.8
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 7:45 PM 2,187 0.8
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBS NETWORK 8:00 AM 1,896 0.8
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBS NETWORK 2:00 PM 2,034 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,586 0.8
THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF NFL NETWORK 3:30 PM 2,298 0.7
24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 AM 1,814 0.7
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,374 0.7
NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 10:34 PM 1,609 0.7
24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 2:00 PM 1,796 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 5:40 PM 1,683 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,194 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 1,028 0.5
NBA PRE-GAME L ESPN 11:30 AM 1,415 0.5
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,492 0.5
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 12:30 PM 2,391 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 1,058 0.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 7:59 PM 1,389 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 1,336 0.5
WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 3,657 0.5
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBS NETWORK 6:00 AM 1,029 0.5
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:30 AM 1,936 0.5
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 2:00 PM 2,343 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 943 0.5
LIGA MX 12/25 UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:00 PM 972 0.5
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 971 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,532 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 1,221 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:07 AM 1,100 0.5
24 HOURS OF A XMAS STORY TBS NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,282 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 10:34 PM 1,246 0.5
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:30 PM 2,859 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,068 0.5
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 11:00 AM 1,969 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 1:25 PM 1,431 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:55 PM 1,203 0.5
DOCTOR WHO: RETURN/DR MYS BBC-AMERICA 9:00 PM 1,142 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 3:30 PM 2,139 0.4
TBS LATE MOVIE TBS NETWORK 2:00 AM 866 0.4
TNF GAMEDAY NFL NETWORK 2:00 PM 1,321 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 5:00 PM 2,063 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 11:30 PM 1,883 0.4
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 11:45 PM 827 0.4
SHREK THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,287 0.4
CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MARA FX 11:00 AM 988 0.4
TBS OVERNIGHT MOVIE TBS NETWORK 4:00 AM 781 0.4
LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,651 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 823 0.4
CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MARA FX 3:00 PM 1,076 0.4
CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MARA FX 7:00 PM 1,043 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,253 0.4
24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 4:00 PM 1,274 0.4
THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF HALLMARK CHANNEL 6:30 PM 2,003 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 897 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,201 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 733 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 3:30 PM 1,175 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 859 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 781 0.4
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ADULT SWIM 12:45 AM 744 0.4
BOONDOCKS, THE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 728 0.4
BOONDOCKS, THE ADULT SWIM 12:55 AM 722 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 738 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 AM 1,572 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 958 0.4
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 12:00 PM 1,313 0.3
CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MARA FX 12:00 AM 758 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 933 0.3
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 719 0.3
PBA BOWLING ESPN 2:38 PM 1,060 0.3
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE COMEDY CENTRAL 8:30 PM 835 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 11:00 AM 1,270 0.3
TNT OVERNIGHT MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 2:00 AM 765 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 2:00 AM 1,387 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 920 0.3
CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MARA FX 1:00 PM 847 0.3
CHRISTMAS DAY MOVIE MARA FX 5:00 PM 957 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 948 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 805 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 1:00 PM 1,295 0.3
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 4:35 PM 1,000 0.3
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,288 0.3
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 AM 776 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 1:00 AM 1,067 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 AM 1,161 0.3
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 962 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 778 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 1:30 AM 1,278 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 775 0.3
24HRS OF A CHRISTMS STORY TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:00 PM 1,008 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 12:00 AM 1,113 0.3
HOMICIDE HUNTER LT JOE KE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 2:00 PM 1,199 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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